Vampire Weekend is Doing Odd Things


New York indie band Vampire Weekend somehow have proven that music videos are still culturally relevant.

Earning them the response, “Vampire Weekend are a bunch of dicks,” the music video for their song “Diane Young” (which is great) shows an older Saab burning with the New York City skyline looming behind it. Patrick George saw it and got really mad. Steve Buscemi saw it and is now directing a live streaming concert for the band. In addition to proving people still watch music videos, Vampire Weekend, and new friend Steve Buscemi also walked in the New York City Easter Day Parade together in pastel sweaters.

Chris Biao, Vampire Weekend’s bassist, says of Buscemi: “I feel safe in his hands.” But how about those crazy eyes of his, Chris?

Tony DeGenaro is an MFA candidate at the University of San Francisco. His poetry has been seen in Rusted Radishes, Quiz & Quill, and his chapbook, “Drink From the Ohio River,” was published at Otterbein University. He is an Ohio native and not afraid to show it. Tony is also a prolific blogger and twitter-er. More from this author →